updated 01:45 pm EST, Tue December 2, 2003
Neptune FireWire drives
Other World Computing today debuted its new of external FireWire storage drives. The "value" drives are available in 60GB to 250GB capacities and use the Oxford911 bridge solution as well as offer two 6-pin FireWire 400 (1394a) ports, a 7200RPM drive mechanism, and either a 2MB or 8MB data buffer. All drives include a FireWire cable, Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools and Dantz Retrospect Express, as well as a one-year limited warranty. OWC says that the 1.5" x 9" x 5.5" drives are highly portable, weighing only 2.7 pounds, and boast an extremely compact and shock resistant design for maximum portability. Prices for OWC Neptune storage solutions start at $110 (60GB), $130 (80GB), $160 (120GB), $190 (160GB), $240 (200GB) and $300 (250GB).